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Steams, Syrups, & Soup Stocks

  • Quinta do Rajo Rua do Rajo, nº 3 Santa Susana 2705-736 São João das Lampas Portugal (map)

Taught in the beautiful landscape of Quinta do Rajo, near Sintra Portugal; this day will focus on the power of water as a solvent. Make medicinal steams & syrups for respiratory health and soup stocks which deeply nourish the immune system. Take a walk in the garden to learn how to identify, use and harvest the early spring medicinal herbs of Portugal. This class will be taught with Fernanda Botelho.

This day is part of a five part series will lay the foundations of herbal medicine knowledge and skills. Each day includes an herb walk, discussion, and medicine making demonstrations. You will learn about medicinal plants commonly found in the wild, in the garden, and in the kitchen. Learn how to make infused oils, herbal vinegars, teas, syrups, stocks, steams, salves & liniments. 

Overall the course will include:

• Live introduction to 30 medicinal plants & 30 hours of class time

• How to identify, plant, and process your harvest

• Kitchen medicine - how to make food as medicine and medicine as food

• First aid - how to prepare yourself for common household ailments

• Topical preparations such as balms & oils

• Herbal safety 

Schedule: All days will be from 10:30 -17:30 with a 90-minute lunch break at 13:00. Lunch can be purchased on the premises for 10 euro. Feel free to bring snacks & water!

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Ler Portuguese, ja aqui:

Earlier Event: November 24
Medicine Share & Seed Exchange
Later Event: April 6
Medicinal Teas & Harvesting Tips